Christmas was, as always a really busy time for us, we spend the whole time driving from family member to another, I managed to squeeze in some homemade Christmas gift, though a lot less than I wanted to.
First I finished the Rag Quilt and let me tell you this beauty was REALLY hard to give away
My sister was the lucky recipient, She also got some cute Peter Alexander PJ's so she can sit under her cuddly quilt in her new PJ's!
We all met up at my sister house Christmas Eve for our traditional dinner, and I wanted to take something nice along, I found this on pinterest, so decided to give it a go..... Bit of a failure...
I used royal icing to cover the cardboard cone, but I don't think I let it set for long enough, because all the strawberries were falling off. the other weird thing that happened was the strawberries "leaked" heaps of juice.... I have never seen them do that, maybe it was just too hot... My tip is to not do this when strawberries are $5 a punnet.... I used about 5 punnets here!
|cute wrapping paper|
|secret Santa gift|
Emelia got a Trampoline and a play Kitchen for Christmas, two huge pressies, but let me tell you, they have been two of the best purchases we have ever made for her! She uses both daily!
|playing in her kitchen|
|Emelia and Daddy on the Trampoline|
I also tried my hand at some hand embroidery! Ok so they are not brilliant, but its a start!
|This one inst finished, as you can tell, the second E in exercise is not finished hahaha|
I also made a cute cushion, I need to make 3 more for my lounge, and I will get around to it sometime soon!
|I just love the colours|
A friend of mine had her baby girl, and being that she isn't a "pink" person, I decided that I would use the same fabrics I used for the cushion to make a pram blanket, It also helped that all the little squares were already cut out! I forgot to take a picture of the finished project, but here is a pic of it on my sewing machine
|such gorgeous colors|
|wooden frame (from a cheap canvas) "silk" which is really just a fine polyester curtaining fabric, and a staple gun|
|two of my original designs, "make do and mend" sewing machine and Rockabilly babe|
|t-shirt I made Emelia, silk screening and applique|
and finally just some sewing projects
|little house, Emelia loves this, she calls it her Hoot, no idea why!|
|Little Sailor Shorts, LOVE these pattern available here|
|top to match the shorts, my own pattern|